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Corsair Carbide 270R Case Review

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The Corsair Carbide 270R Windowed is a significant new case as it comes in at a bargain price. Bargain, that is, for Corsair which has a massive range of cases with prices that start at £50 and head north of £150. Corsair Carbide 270R is very much at the lower …

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Renting skips Insomnia LAN headaches

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As well organised as the Insomnia LAN events are, there are a number of issues that are intrinsic with a large scale LAN experience: there will be queues and there is always the chance you’ll break something important. One solution that’s becoming increasingly popular is renting systems and the prices …

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DinoPC leaps into Black Friday action with AOC

The technology business is all about partnerships. Two or more companies combining resources to open a market or make new deals. For the US-imported retail holiday known as ‘Black Friday 2015’, UK-based system builder DinoPC has formed a WWE-style Tag Team with monitor giant AOC. KitGuru casts an eye over the …

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Amazon announces an end to its trade-in program

Amazon’s trade-in scheme, which allows customers to send in old products like games, books and clothes to earn credit against other purchases, is coming to a close. Anyone wishing to take advantage of it has until the 31st of August to get their returns in, after which Amazon will no …

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Chillblast Fusion Barbarian winner announced

Last month, like most months, we held a competition with one of our select partner companies to give away a fantastic prize. In this case, a Chillblast Fusion Barbarian full system, featuring an i5-4690K, Corsair H75 watercooling loop and a Gigabyte GTX 970 GPU. All in all it’s worth over …

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Chillblast Fusion Barbarian Gaming PC Review

Combining the market’s current bang-for-the-buck kings, Chillblast builds its Fusion Barbarian gaming system around the Devil’s Canyon Core i5 4690K processor and Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming GTX 970 graphics card. Backing up the powerful frame-rate generators are 16GB of DDR3 memory and a 120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. How does the …

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New Xbox 360 bundles coming this Christmas

If you’re in need of a DVD player or something to access Netflix with a bit more oomf than you set top box  (oh and it plays games too), Microsoft is set to offer some new bundles for its Xbox 360 console this Christmas, one of which will come with …

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Raspberry Pi model B+ launched

The original Raspberry Pi miniature system birthed a bunch of exciting projects around the world, from teaching children the basics of programming and integration, to building quadcopters, MAME machines, time-lapse cameras and a host of others. Now though a new version has been launched, with the creators keen to point …

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Get free games and in-game currency with Dino PC

As if using anthropomorphic raptors and triceratops for their promotional material wasn’t enough, Dino PC is now looking to coax you into buying a system through it by offering up free games and almost £100 of in-game currency with some popular titles. “Hi.” If you buy any new system from …

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Xbox One getting a lot of updates on 11th Feb

The Xbox One may have had a bit of a rocky start last year and it may be trailing a couple of steps behind the PS4 in terms of sales numbers, but that isn’t slowing Microsoft’s full speed charge upwards and onwards, with the software giant announcing a big list …

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YOYOTech launches the XDNA Aurum 24K at 8K sterling

Looking at the latest data from IDC, the vast majority of desktop systems will ship for less than £800 in 2014. Given that impressive stat, what would possess a company to create a new range where each hand-crafted system weighs in at just under £8,000?   KitGuru scratches the surface …

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New Arctic Media Centre costs less than Windows 8

We all know Arctic from their cooling products, but as KitGuru discovered a couple of years back, the company has big plans to expand into new markets – and the launch of its brand new, media centre platform is part of that plan. KitGuru checks out the quality on offer …

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IDC reveals money-saving back-up secrets

Major corporations are sitting up and paying attention to IDC. Having completed a major study of the back-up patterns of large corporates, the research giant has hit on a simple way to create massive savings. Can these techniques be useful for KitGuru readers as well? First, let’s just be clear …

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System builders take a beating from hung parliament

While interesting for the world as a whole, the UK’s complete lack of decision when it comes to selecting a government is going to have a potentially disasterous impact on the system builder market. Already working off low margins, the currency market’s response to a hung parliament has seen a …

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